The “Truth” About Thor and Loki

Thor fans read it and weep. Also, Thor has Thursday named after him.


Thor is a special kind of superhero — and not just because of that hammer. While most of the mighty crime-fighters in Marvel’s stable are creations from the minds of people like Stan Lee, Thor is an adaptation of a character from Norse mythology (adapted for comics by people like Stan Lee).

But though Thor and his family members have ancient origins, not everything about the characters as they appear in movies like Thor: The Dark World (Nov. 8) is the same as it’s always been…


In the movie: Chris Hemsworth

In mythology  Like the superhero version, this Thor is the god of thunder and carries a magical hammer, which has awesome strength and flies back to after being thrown. Unlike his comic-book and movie counterpart, Thor has a big beard and travels in a cart drawn by goats. He’s also married to Sif — played in the movie by Jaimie…

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